Young Guns with Driving to Boot
Spieth impressed the Masters Patrons in his debut last year with a rather fantastic 3rd place finish. As more wins have followed this year and last, the Texan looks set to make his mark in Augusta in 2015 as the man most likely to challenge Rory's ability to take a tournament away from the rest of the field - seen most notably in his wins in Australia and at Lake Nona for the Hero World Challenge at the end of 2014.
Dustin Johnson's return to the game at Torrey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open saw him straight back into contention, clearly happy in his game, the long-driving North Carolina native has tasted victory in the WGC at Trump National Doral, defeating a world class field on one of the toughest tracks on the PGA Tour. Some may question his short game ability and whether this can handle the demands of Augusta but if his driving is on form, he'll be playing a course few on the professional tours can compete with.
Experienced heads expected to challenge
We might sound a little biased when we say that Lee John Westwood is a likely contender, but our love for Lee aside, the numbers really do speak for themselves. 4 Top 10's in his last 5 appearances at Augusta surely suggest that the man from Notts is knock, knock, knocking on National's door. He's got the game to compete with any on his day and with improvements seen in his putting stats (23rd in 2015 for putts per round), Lee should be a serious contender this week. For those who agree, a word to the wise, book your trip for your chance of a full refund, if Lee, or Darren Clarke for that matter, finish in the Top 5 at Augusta your trip is free.
Each year Hampshire's Justin Rose is touted as a potential winner, this is clearly with merit. Rose has consistently performed at Augusta with finishes of 8th, 11th, 14th and 25th in his last 4 trips to The Masters. Whilst it would be a bit of a surprise to see a 40 regular Green Jacket don the 2013 US Open winner's shoulders, he should be a good bet for a Top 10 finish.